Published: Eye Books (April 2019)
20th anniversary edition
Foreword by HH the Dalai Lama
Introduction by Joanna Lumley
In 1999, driven by the desire to address the plight of the Tibetan nation, Tess Burrows decided to climb to the point furthest from the centre of the Earth to broadcast thousands of peace messages she had collected from people of all ages.
Gathering together a small expedition team, including Mig, a young Tibetan refugee who had never climbed a mountain before, Tess set off on her spiritual mountaineering mission. She recounts her inner and outer journeys, including the multiple synchronicities that seemed to validate her quest in mysterious ways.
For Tess, it becomes a struggle of body and mind, as she is symbolically compelled towards the highest point within herself.
‘This book embraces the spirit of compassion which we Tibetans value so highly. I hope readers may also be inspired to give their support and see their own way forward in love and respect for all beings’
HH the Dalai Lama
‘An enthralling journey of courage and endurance’
‘A remarkable tale challenging us to go beyond our day to day thoughts’
‘High adventure for climbers and non-climbers alike’
Doug Scott CBE